6-year-old with 15 fingers and 16 toes
A six-year-old boy in China had a genetic abnormality which resulted in him having, well, almost double the amount of fingers and toes, leading some of his peers to call him a 'monster' in his kindergarten class. On Tuesday, he underwent a gruelling 61/2 hour surgery to rectify the malformed hands and feet. The surgery, according to the doctors, was a success.
A 6-year-old boy displays his hands and feet at a hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The boy, who had 15 fingers and 16 toes, had undergone a surgery today to remove the extra fingers and toes. Experts said a gene mutation contributed to the aberrance. REUTERS